Horse butt is a hard rolled(compressed)leather which is thick and has a firm dense surface thus resulting in less convexion, or rounding of the cutting edge being stropped. Carving and woodworking tools with straight, flat and/or hollow/Scandi grinds and micro bevels are better maintained with a harder strop to keep flat surfaces and angles crisp.
These quality strops are made from vegetable tanned horse hides tanned by the Horween tannery of Chicago. The hides are imported from Canada and Europe and are a biproduct of the food industry.
The leather is mounted on stable seven ply plywood blocks which not only keeps the price low but is also better than solid wood because of it's stability in adverse weather conditions. The leather edges have been beveled and the leather has been hand rubbed with 100% pure neatsfoot oil.
I offer strops with smooth side up for those who wish not to use compound and rough side up for those who use compound on their strops.
I offer three sizes, 2"x5", 2.5"x6" and 3"x8". Custom sizes and paddles are available.